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Search for Small Trans-Neptunian Objects by the TAOS Project

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The Taiwan-America Occultation Survey (TAOS) aims to determine the number of small icy bodies in the outer reach of the Solar System by means of stellar occultation. An array of 4 robotic small (D=0.5 m), wide-field (f/1.9) telescopes have been installed at Lulin Observatory in Taiwan to simultaneously monitor some thousand of stars for such rare occultation events. Because a typical occultation event by a TNO a few km across will last for only a fraction of a second, fast photometry is neces...

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10.1017/S1743921307003079

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Journal:
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume:
2
Issue:
S236
Pages:
65-68
Publication date:
2006-11-16
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EISSN:
1743-9221
ISSN:
1743-9213
Source identifiers:
97846
Language:
English
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pubs:97846
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uuid:ac3f5846-faea-431a-aa1d-37f9668c17e7
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pubs:97846
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2012-12-20

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